The Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), a political association, has assured its supporters that it will soon be a registered political party.
Speaking with journalists, Jay Osi Samuels, coordinator of the association, said ANN’s name, acronym and slogan have been accepted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He expressed optimism that ANN would be announced as a political party soon after necessary documentation.
The coordinator said the newly-registered five political parties had been on their own registration process since last year – reason they were the first batch to be announced by INEC as registered political parties.
“Our members have nothing to worry about. We are confident of being registered as a political party. Our name, acronym and slogan have been approved and these are major steps towards being registered,” Samuels said.
“Those who have just been registered have been on it since last year. That was why they were first to be registered by INEC this year. Therefore, our name will soon be announced as a registered political party after all the necessary documentation has been concluded.”
He added the party’s aim remains rallying professionals and technocrats in the country to join the politics irrespective of what part of the country they come from.
On the three-month ultimatum given by Arewa youth group to the Igbo to leave the north, the coordinator called for peaceful coexistence among the country’s ethnic groups.